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Stanton defends vote on border funding bill, amid protests to close migrant ‘concentration camps’

Outraged by images of migrant families sleeping on concrete floors and testimony of children detained by U.S. officials, about 50 people gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of Democratic U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton’s office in Phoenix to demand he take a bolder stance on border and immigration issues.

U.S. House Dems relent, chamber sends McConnell-backed border aid bill to Trump

A $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border is poised to be enacted after top U.S. House Democrats reluctantly helped pass a version of the legislation adopted by the U.S. Senate.

McSally hasn’t voted against any Trump judicial nominees

Halfway through her first year in the U.S. Senate, Arizona Republican Martha McSally is proving to be what she campaigned as last year: a party loyalist, at least when it comes to the GOP’s efforts to reshape the federal judiciary.

U.S. Senate passes border aid bill, heads to battle against House

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved its own $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border, setting up a clash with U.S. House lawmakers who passed a dramatically different version...

U.S. House approves $4.5B border aid package

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $4.5 billion package late Tuesday to spend on humanitarian aid at the U.S.-Mexico border, though Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump have already voiced their...

Arizona’s Stephanie Grisham named White House press secretary

Arizona politico Stephanie Grisham will be the new face of the Trump administration after being named White House press secretary.Grisham had previously been serving as First Lady Melania Trump’s communications director. She will replace...

Sinema splits with Democrats more often than all but 1 other senator

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has broken with her party on more votes than nearly every other U.S. senator so far this year.The Arizona freshman Democrat, who won a historic election last fall...

Ducey, at White House, touts benefits of new occupational licensing law

Ducey, sitting to President Donald Trump’s immediate left at a large table in the Cabinet Room, said the state’s universal licensing recognition law removes barriers for people who want to work.

Study: AZ likely to suffer worst Census undercount, lose congressional seat, if citizenship question added

A new estimate shows Arizona’s total population could see an undercount of nearly 5% if a controversial citizenship question is added to the 2020 Census – and potentially miss out on adding a congressional seat and Electoral College vote.

Trump EPA failing at its mission, former agency bosses tell Congress

Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blasted the Trump administration’s management of the agency on Tuesday, saying the administration runs the risk of harming the environment and public health for years to come.
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